Dallas Invents: 123 Patents Granted for Week of March 8

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
• Advanced Custom Engineered Systems Equipment Co. apparatus for monitoring waste removal
• Amera IoT's apparatus for imprinting private key on IoT
• Bank of America's network security system for rogue devices
• Baylor Research Institute's nucleic acids encoding anti-CD40 antibodies
• D4D Technologies' intra-oral scanning device with active delete of unwanted scanned items
• Halliburton's autonomous tractor using counter flow-driven propulsion
• IBM's electronic messaging display optimization
Lenovo's presentation of AR content based on identification of trigger accompanying video content
Toyota's creating a valuable video clip using metadata flagging
• Wells Fargo Bank's ATM bill pay

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of 3/8/22 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

123 patents granted    
Ranked No.  10
in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  8
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     8
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       6
D: TEXTILES; PAPER        1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           7
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  4
G: PHYSICS        39
H: ELECTRICITY   35

DESIGN:14


TOP  ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     17
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano)          6
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison)         5
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 4
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC)      3
Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA)      3
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano)         3
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)          3
ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA)   2

UNASSIGNED     13


TOP LOCAL INVENTOR (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Naim Abderrazak (Arlington)       4
Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton)  3
Duc Bui (Grand Prairie)   2
Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI)        2
Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA)       2
Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 2
Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney)  2
Skylar Hagler (Anna)       2
Trevor Pierce (Celina)     2
Tsuyoshi Nomura (Novi, MI)        2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Pet immobilizer system
Patent No. 11266122 

Inventor(s): John M. Howard (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Invention To Patent Services (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17325132 on 05/19/2021 (293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pet immobilizing system utilizes a vest to located a bladder between a pet”s legs. The bladder is rapidly inflated to hinder the pet”s movement or to immobilize the pet. A remote electronic device sends a wireless signal to a wireless signal receiver coupled with the pressure source to activate inflation of the bladder. A pressure source may be canister or chemical inflation pressure source that produces an inflation fluid from the reaction of two or more chemicals, A vest may include a waist portion that extends around the pet”s waist. A bladder compartment may be configured in the vest for retaining the bladder. A bladder compartment may have an opening to direct the inflation of the bladder out between the pet”s legs. A remote electronic device may be a mobile phone that operates an App with an activation button to initiate inflation of the bladder.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


External fixation for the correction of bone deformity and trauma
Patent No. 11266445 

Inventor(s): Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17236040 on 04/21/2021 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and component parts of a system for the external fixation of bones. The component parts include fixation plates such as a C-shaped Plate, an N-shaped Plate, a J-shaped Plate, a K-shaped Plate, an I-shaped Plate, a Foot Plate, a Z-shaped Plate and a T-shaped Plate. Two or more fixation plates are configured along an axis, the two or more fixation plates; a plurality of telescoping adjustable struts that connect a first fixation plate along the axis with a second fixation plate of the plurality of fixation plates along the axis, wherein the first and second fixation plates are adjacent plates along the axis; and a plurality of posts, each post connecting two adjacent fixation plates of the plurality of fixation plates along the axis.

[A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48)


Wire tensioner with swivel hinge
Patent No. 11266454 

Inventor(s): Robert E. Wigginton (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16373833 on 04/03/2019 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a device for tensioning a wire in conjunction with an external bone fixation (EBF) device. A swivel hinge body comprises two forks extending in a plane parallel from the swivel hinge body. A lower lip extends from the swivel hinge body below and in parallel with the two forks. A swivel pin and a swivel block are positioned between the lower lip and the plane of the two forks and held in place by the swivel pin such that the swivel block is able to rotate in an arc with respect to the lower lip and the swivel hinge body. The swivel block comprises a face, wherein the face is configured to fit against an edge of a component of the EBF device such that, when the tensioning mechanism is applying tension to the wire, the swivel hinge body is prevented from deflecting to one side.

[A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48)


Tissue localization marker with D-shaped cross-section
Patent No. 11266481 

Inventor(s): Gail S. Lebovic (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): HOLOGIC, INC. (Marlborough, MA)
Law Firm: Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16159423 on 10/12/2018 (1243 days app to issue)

Abstract: Tissue localization devices and methods of localizing tissue using tissue localization devices are disclosed. The tissue localization device can comprise a handle comprising a delivery control, a delivery needle extending out from the handle, and a localization element within the delivery needle. The localization element can be deployed out of the delivery needle or retracted back into the delivery needle when the delivery control is translated in a first direction or a second direction, respectively. The localization element can be coupled to a flexible tracking wire.

[A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48)


Sacro-iliac (SI) joint fixation system and method
Patent No. 11266505 

Inventor(s): Jon Suh (Ambler, PA), Rob Trezise (Coatesville, PA), Sean Suh (Milltown, NJ), Walter P. Jacobsen (Milwaukee, WI)
Assignee(s): CTL Medical Corporation (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Brainspark Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16797861 on 02/21/2020 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a sacro-iliac join fusion system including a block or wedging cage positioned between the sacrum and iliac bone, wherein the block or wedging cage can fit around one or more fixation or axial screws to fasten the block or wedging cage and secure the block or wedging cage to the adjacent pelvic bones to promote fusion and fixation.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Route guidance and obstacle avoidance system
Patent No. 11266530 

Inventor(s): Jennifer Hendrix (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361870 on 03/22/2019 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: A route guidance and obstacle avoidance system for the visually impaired includes a main body assembly worn around the body of the user and a headset assembly worn around the head of the user. The system incorporates obstacle avoidance technology and navigation technology to generate a 3D audio output to a user so as to generate an audible virtual environment reflective of the physical environment of the user. The assemblies include line of sight sensors, a central processing unit, a navigation module, and a camera assembly. Obstacles are detected and classified with a location and distance, and are concurrently processed with real time navigation that is adjusted to instruct not only how to get to a location but also how to avoid obstacles.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Topical skin care formulations comprising plant extracts
Patent No. 11266594 

Inventor(s): Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Florence (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): MARY KAY INC. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854160 on 04/21/2020 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of treating a skin condition resulting from exposure to pollution or free radicals is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin having the skin condition a composition comprising an effective amount of an extract of [i]Diospyros mespiliformis [/i]leaf to reduce oxidative damage in the skin having the skin condition.

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)


Luggage scale strap
Patent No. 11268846 

Inventor(s): Brian Mayo (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16385049 on 04/16/2019 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstract: The luggage scale strap attaches to a luggage item as a shoulder strap. The luggage scale strap weighs the luggage item, detects changes in the weight of the luggage item, and alerts an appropriate authority when a weight change has been detected by the luggage scale strap in the luggage item. The presumption of the disclosure at bar is that a weight change in the luggage item indicates to the appropriated authority that something has been inappropriately added to or removed from the luggage item. The luggage scale strap comprises a shoulder strap, a control circuit, a personal data device, and the luggage item. The shoulder strap contains the control circuit. The shoulder strap attaches to the luggage item. The control circuit monitors the weight of the luggage item. The control circuit notifies the appropriate authority about weight changes in the luggage item through the personal data device.

[A45C] PURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS


 

O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T

Devices, systems, and methods for generating a single fiber path of a composite material
Patent No. 11267166 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Tsuyoshi Nomura (Novi, MI), Yuqing Zhou (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16718890 on 12/18/2019 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is disclosed and includes determining at least one of a height field and an orientation field of a fiber-reinforced structure. The fiber-reinforced structure includes a plurality of fiber portions and a polymer matrix. The method includes generating a reaction-diffusion representation of the fiber-reinforced structure. The reaction-diffusion representation indicates a concentration of at least one of the polymer matrix and the plurality of fiber portions. The method includes designating a reference fiber deposition path based on the reaction-diffusion representation. The method includes generating a continuous fiber deposition path based on the reference fiber deposition path. The method includes transmitting a signal representing the continuous fiber deposition path to a deposition device, the deposition device using the continuous fiber deposition path to deposit a fiber of the fiber-reinforced structure.

[B29B] PREPARATION OR PRETREATMENT OF THE MATERIAL TO BE SHAPED; MAKING GRANULES OR PREFORMS; RECOVERY OF PLASTICS OR OTHER CONSTITUENTS OF WASTE MATERIAL CONTAINING PLASTICS [4]


Exterior sheathing panel with integrated air/water barrier membrane
Patent No. 11267227 

Inventor(s): Scottie Lee Stinson (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TREMCO INCORPORATED (Beachwood, OH), UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY (Chicago, IL)
Law Firm: Greer, Burns Crain, Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16739906 on 01/10/2020 (788 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exterior sheathing cementitious panel which prevents water penetration and air leakage is provided. Methods for manufacturing exterior sheathing cementitious panels with a highly efficient integrated air/water barrier membrane are provided as well.

[B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM


Kidnapping notification system
Patent No. 11267438 

Inventor(s): Teddy Presher (Boyd, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: The Iwashko Law Firm, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17165633 on 02/02/2021 (399 days app to issue)

Abstract: A kidnapping notification system communicably connected to an external control device running a program thereon, the kidnapping notification system including a notification device, including a base to removably connect to at least a portion of a vehicle, a pivoting section movably disposed on at least a portion of the base, and a support section disposed on at least a portion of an outer surface of the pivoting section to increase resistance to lateral movement of the pivoting section in the second position, a first display unit disposed on at least a portion of the pivoting section, a communication unit disposed within at least a portion of the base and connected to the support section to receive at least one signal from the support section, and a transmitter comprising a button, the transmitter removably connected to at least a portion of the vehicle and communicably connected to the communication unit to move the pivoting section from closed against the base in a first position to at least partially opened away from the base in a second position and illuminate the first display unit in response to at least one of depressing the button and using the external control device based on the program, such that the transmitter sends the at least one signal to the support section.

[B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07)


Positioning structures that allow for temporary placement of overhead panels
Patent No. 11267523 

Inventor(s): Logan R. Astrike (Dexter, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16451716 on 06/25/2019 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of installing an overhead panel to another panel is provided. The method includes connecting a base of a positioning structure to a surface of the overhead panel. The positioning structure includes the base, a stem that extends outwardly from the base and an enlarged head that extends outwardly from the stem and overhangs the base. The enlarged head of the positioning structure is moved against a ledge of the another panel. The ledge contacts the enlarged head and moves the enlarged head from a catch configuration to an insertion configuration where the enlarged head reduces in dimension. The enlarged head is passed by the ledge such that the enlarged head moves from the insertion configuration to the catch configuration of increased dimension. The enlarged head is hung on the ledge such that the positioning structure supports the overhead panel in a pre-installation position that is different from an installed position.

[B62D] MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (steering, or guiding on a desired track, of agricultural machines or implements A01B 69/00; wheels, castors, axles, increasing wheel adhesion B60B; vehicle tyres, tyre inflation or tyre changing B60C; connections between vehicles of a train or the like B60D; vehicles for use on rail and road, amphibious or convertible vehicles B60F; suspension arrangements B60G; heating, cooling, ventilating or other air treating devices B60H; windows, windscreens, non-fixed roofs, doors or similar devices, protective coverings for vehicles not in use B60J; propulsion plant arrangements, auxiliary drives, transmissions, controls, instrumentation or dashboards B60K; electric equipment or propulsion of electrically-propelled vehicles B60L; power supply for electrically-propelled vehicles B60M; passenger accommodation not otherwise provided for B60N; adaptations for load transportation or to carry special loads or objects B60P; arrangement of signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor, for vehicles in general B60Q; vehicles, vehicle fittings or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for B60R; servicing, cleaning, repairing, supporting, lifting, or manoeuvring, not otherwise provided for B60S; brake arrangements, brake control systems or parts thereof B60T; air-cushion vehicles B60V; motorcycles, accessories therefor B62J, B62K; testing of vehicles G01M)


Vibration attenuator
Patent No. 11267561 

Inventor(s): David Heverly (Arlington, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Southlake, TX), Michael R. Smith (Southlake, TX), Thomas C. Parham (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16664675 on 10/25/2019 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vibration attenuator for a rotor of an aircraft has a track housing adapted for rotation relative to the rotor and configured for rotation at a second angular velocity greater than a first angular velocity of the rotor. A track is located within the track housing and has a reaction surface, a pair of weights being configured for movement within the track and in contact with the reaction surface. A stop assembly has a pair of stops spaced 180 degrees apart, the stops separating the weights from each other, and each weight being allowed to travel within the track between the stops. A motor rotates the track housing relative to the rotor. The weights are free to travel relative to each other between a minimum-force configuration, in which the weights are positioned 180 degrees apart, and a maximum-force configuration, in which both weights are adjacent one of the stops.

[B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


Radar system and method for detecting and identifying targets using orbital angular momentum correlation matrix
Patent No. 11267590 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576107 on 09/19/2019 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for identifying a target object includes a database containing a plurality of unique combinations of a plurality of orbital angular momentum modes. Each of the unique combinations of the plurality of orbital angular momentum modes is associated with a particular type of target object. A signal generator generates a signal having one of a plurality of orbital angular momentum modes applied thereto and directs the signal toward the target object. A transceiver transmits the signal toward the target object and receives a second signal having a unique combination of a plurality of orbital angular momentum modes reflected from the target object. A detection system compares the second signal having the unique combination of the plurality of orbital angular momentum modes with the plurality of unique combinations of the plurality of unique orbital angular unique combination of a plurality of orbital angular momentum modes within the database, identifies the target object responsive to the comparison of the second signal having the unique combination of the plurality of orbital angular momentum modes with the plurality of unique combinations of the plurality of unique orbital angular unique combination of a plurality of orbital angular momentum modes within the database and provides an output identifying the target object.

[B64G] COSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR (apparatus for, or methods of, winning materials from extraterrestrial sources E21C 51/00)


Stackable pallet display
Patent No. 11267609 

Inventor(s): Daniel Lee Mathews (McKinney, TX), Roberto Carlos Guerrero Kees (Frisco, TX), Sunitha Nair (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Menasha Corporation (Neenah, WI), PepsiCo, Inc. (Purchase, NY)
Law Firm: Greensfelder, Hemker Gale, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16914586 on 06/29/2020 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A stackable pallet display system includes a tray portion having a rectangular bottom wall, corner posts extending upward from corners of the tray portion and an interior divider panel extending upward from the tray portion. The tray, corner posts and interior divider wall of the system can be folded from blanks of material.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


Elevator car installation including car roof safety latch
Patent No. 11267678 

Inventor(s): Arvind Kinjarapu (Allen, TX), Hkan Brneman (Frisco, TX), Martti Juurioksa (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): KONE CORPORATION (Helsinki, , FI)
Law Firm: Birch, Stewart, Kolasch Birch, LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16827229 on 03/23/2020 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of assembling an elevator car within an elevator hoistway, including installing a car frame onto the elevator hoistway, attaching a car base to the car frame, the car base forming a floor of the elevator car, setting spacers on a top surface of the car base, placing a car roof onto the spacers, the car roof including a first bracket and a second bracket, each bracket including a safety latch assembly, lifting the car roof until to a top position where each safety latch assembly engages a respective top surface of the car frame to fix the car roof to the car frame, the installing wall panels to the car base and to the car roof. As the car roof is lifted, the safety latches travel along a car frame structural vertical member and are maintained in a tensioned state by springs.

[B66B] ELEVATORS; ESCALATORS OR MOVING WALKWAYS (life-saving devices used as an alternative to normal egress means, e.g. stairs, during rescue to lower persons in cages, bags, or similar supports from buildings or other structures A62B 1/02; equipment for handling freight or for facilitating passenger embarkation or the like to aircraft B64D 9/00; braking or detent devices characterised by their application to lifting or hoisting gear B66D 5/00) [4]


 

C H E M I S T R Y & M E T A L L U R G Y

System and method for water purification
Patent No. 11267725 

Inventor(s): Edwin E. Wilson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Cloudburst International, Inc. (Peaster, TX)
Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16708500 on 12/10/2019 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for use in water purification including a cylindrical vessel comprising, within the cylindrical vessel, a first set of hydrocyclones, at least one intermediate set of hydrocyclones, and a final set of hydrocyclones, the sets of hydrocyclones arranged in series. In one embodiment, the hydrocyclones within each set of hydrocyclones are arranged in a parallel configuration, wherein each set of hydrocyclones is defined by a divider which causes the hydrocyclones in each set to operate in parallel. In one embodiment each hydrocyclone has a tangential inlet disposed within an inlet chamber of the cylindrical vessel and in fluid communication with an inlet connected to the inlet chamber, an overflow disposed within an overflow chamber of the cylindrical vessel, and an underflow disposed within an underflow chamber of the cylindrical vessel. In one embodiment, the cylindrical vessel comprises a first set of hydrocyclones and a second, final set of hydrocyclones.

[C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3]


Mn(II)-based sensors to detect zinc in vivo with MRI
Patent No. 11267832 

Inventor(s): A. Dean Sherry (Dallas, TX), Andre F. Martins (Plano, TX), Sara Chirayil (Plano, TX), Veronica Clavijo Jordan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16658471 on 10/21/2019 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[C07F] ACYCLIC, CARBOCYCLIC, OR HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN CARBON, HYDROGEN, HALOGEN, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, SULFUR, SELENIUM OR TELLURIUM (metal-containing porphyrins C07D 487/22; macromolecular compounds C08)


Nucleic acids encoding anti-CD40 antibodies
Patent No. 11267895 

Inventor(s): Gerard Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), Jacques F. Banchereau (Montclair, NJ), Sandra Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), SangKon Oh (Baltimore, MD)
Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16946302 on 06/15/2020 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for the expression, secretion and use of novel compositions for use as, e.g., vaccine and antigen delivery vectors, to delivery antigens to antigen presenting cells. In one embodiment, the vector is an anti-CD40 antibody, or fragments thereof, and one or more antigenic peptides linked to the anti-CD40 antibody or fragments thereof, including humanized antibodies.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


Aromatic polyester polyether polyols, polyurethanes made therefrom and building materials comprising same
Patent No. 11267935 

Inventor(s): Bennett McDonald Pearson (Lancaster, TX)
Assignee(s): Talaco Holdings, LLC (Lawrenceville, GA)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16593386 on 10/04/2019 (886 days app to issue)

Abstract: This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure. The disclosure provides aromatic polyester polyether polyols and compositions comprising such polyols. The disclosed aromatic polyester polyether polyols and compositions including same are the products of the transesterification reaction of polyethylene terephthalate (”PET”) and an ethoxylated triol, namely glycerin or trimethylolpropane, wherein the degree of ethoxylation is from 1 to 9 moles. At least some of the PET used to generate the aromatic polyester polyether polyols is derived from recycled PET. The disclosed aromatic polyester polyether polyols have utility in preparing polyurethane materials, for example.

[C08G] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P) [2]


Nail sealable materials, systems, and methods of making and installing the same
Patent No. 11267971 

Inventor(s): Eric R. Anderson (Montclair, NJ), Li-Ying Yang (Dallas, TX), Walter Zarate (Prospect Park, NJ)
Assignee(s): BMIC LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17224836 on 04/07/2021 (335 days app to issue)

Abstract: Nail sealable materials comprising a matrix material and bentonite embedded within the matrix material are described herein in accordance with non-limiting embodiments of the present disclosure. In some embodiments, the nail sealable material comprises a sufficient amount of bentonite, such that the nail sealable material passes ASTM D1970 at a specified nail sealable material test thickness. Some embodiments relate to systems and methods utilizing the nail sealable materials described herein.

[C08L] COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS (compositions based on polymerisable monomers C08F, C08G; artificial filaments or fibres D01F; textile treating compositions D06) [2]


Methods of igniting a fuel source, lighter fluid compositions and self-lighting charcoal briquettes
Patent No. 11268041 

Inventor(s): Marcus Leonard Smith (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. (Athens, GA)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17012549 on 09/04/2020 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application provides charcoal briquettes infused with a flammable composition including fusel oil and/or one or more dehydration products of fusel oil and the flammable compositions including one or more dehydration products of fusel oil.

[C10L] FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NATURAL GAS; SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS OBTAINED BY PROCESSES NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C10G OR C10K; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS; USE OF ADDITIVES TO FUELS OR FIRES; FIRE-LIGHTERS [5]


[D] TEXTILES; PAPER


Partially oriented yarn (POY) generation using polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle flakes
Patent No. 11268212 

Inventor(s): Arun Agarwal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: LegalForce RAPC Worldwide (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16790722 on 02/13/2020 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes charging PET bottle flakes having particular characteristics as a raw material into a crystallizer to generate a crystalline version thereof, drying the crystalline version with dehumidified air at a temperature of 160-180 C. and with a dew point of 40 C. to bring down a moisture level thereof below 100 ppm, melting the dried crystalline version through an extruder configured to have a temperature therein maintained at 285-295 C., and feeding the melted raw material into a spin beam. The method also includes generating, through a spinneret, a number of filaments based on extruding, through the spinneret, the melted raw material fed into the spin beam, forming a yarn based on combining the number of filaments, and winding the formed yarn to generate a spool of Partially Oriented Yarn (POY) configured to be utilized as another raw material to generate a Draw Texturized Yarn (DTY).

[D01D] MECHANICAL METHODS OR APPARATUS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MAN-MADE FILAMENTS, THREADS, FIBRES, BRISTLES OR RIBBONS (working or processing of metal wire B21F; fibres or filaments of softened glass, minerals or slag C03B 37/00)


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Methods for preventing unintended operation of pivoting door handle
Patent No. 11268306 

Inventor(s): Frank A. Richards (Michigan Center, MI), Takahiro Iwama (Yatomi, , JP), Tarakorn Soonthornwinate (Ann Arbor, MI), Yoshiki Ishikawa (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15717020 on 09/27/2017 (1623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flush mounted handle assembly is provided for a power slide door of a vehicle. The handle assembly includes a case fixed to the door, the case defining a rear wall and opposing side portions. A bell crank is provided configured to coordinate selective power and manual operational modes of the assembly. The assembly includes a handle base having a first end and a second opposing end. The first and seconds ends are configured for selective pivotal movement in opposite directions about a fixed pivot axis to engage the bell crank. A pair of weighted paddles is provided, each rotatable about an axis independent from the handle base axis. One or more paddle biasing members is provided to bias the weighted paddles against the handle base, minimizing movement of the handle base in the manual operational mode upon an impact, or during an unintended rotational movement of the handle base.

[E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS


Gear rod rotator systems
Patent No. 11268331 

Inventor(s): Juan Felipe Correa Pugliese (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): NORRIS RODS, INC. (Tulsa, OK)
Law Firm: Phillips Winchester (Local + 28 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15930121 on 05/12/2020 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure is directed to top caps for gear rod rotators and polished clamps. Disclosed top caps include an elongated top cap body extending along a central vertical axis, the top cap body including a top face, a bottom face, and an exterior perimeter surface defining an outer perimeter of the top cap body, and a polished rod opening extending along the central vertical axis of the top cap body, the polished rod opening defining an interior circumferential surface of the top cap body and configured to receive a polished rod. Additionally, disclosed top caps include a nesting region along the top face, the nesting region configured to receive at least a portion of the polished rod clamp, and a mounting rim on the bottom face and extending outwardly from the bottom face along a longitudinal axis of the top cap body, the mounting rim including a mounting rim outer diameter, a mounting rim inner diameter, and a mounting rim bottom face. Disclosed top caps also include a top cap sensor mounting port hole configured to receive a top cap sensor module comprising a sensor including a position sensor, a temperature sensor, and a vibration sensor.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Autonomous tractor using counter flow-driven propulsion
Patent No. 11268335 

Inventor(s): James Dan Vick, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Xiaoguang Allan Zhong (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425261 on 05/29/2019 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a wellbore tractor and method for operating a well system. The wellbore tractor, in one aspect, includes a base member, a hydraulically powered drive section coupled to the base member, and one or more turbines coupled to the hydraulically powered drive section for powering the hydraulically powered drive section based upon fluid flow across the one or more turbines. The wellbore tractor, according to this aspect, further includes one or more wellbore engaging devices radially extending from the hydraulically powered drive section, the one or more wellbore engaging devices contactable with a surface of a wellbore for displacing the wellbore tractor axially downhole.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Guided wash pipe milling
Patent No. 11268339 

Inventor(s): Aihua Liang (Plano, TX), Loc Phuc Lang (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16915092 on 06/29/2020 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for milling a window for a lateral wellbore in a casing string. An example method introduces a milling assembly into a primary wellbore, the milling assembly comprising: a whipstock, a guide bar coupled to the whipstock, and a wash pipe coupled to the guide bar. The method further includes running the milling assembly to a depth at which it is adjacent to the window in the casing string; securing the whipstock in the casing string; decoupling the wash pipe from the guide bar; guiding the wash pipe to mill the guide bar without milling the whipstock; and milling the window in the casing string with the wash pipe.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Casing conveyed, externally mounted perforation concept
Patent No. 11268356 

Inventor(s): James Marshall Barker (Mansfield, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454374 on 06/27/2019 (985 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a downhole perforating device, a well system, and a method for perforating a well system. The downhole perforating device, in one aspect, includes a perforating structure for surrounding at least a portion of an outer surface of a wellbore casing. The downhole perforating device, according to this aspect, includes one or more perforation elements at least partially embodied within the perforating structure, the one or more perforation elements positioned to perforate the wellbore casing to an inside thereof, and electronics at least partially embodied within the perforating structure, the electronics for triggering the one or more perforation elements.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Constant entrance hole perforating gun system and method
Patent No. 11268357 

Inventor(s): David S. Wesson (Ft. Worth, TX), John T. Hardesty (Weatherford, TX), Philip M. Snider (Houston, TX), Wenbo Yang (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17071363 on 10/15/2020 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perforating gun includes first and second shaped charges. Each of the shaped charges includes a case, a liner, and an explosive. Each liner has a subtended angle about an apex of the liner. A first jet formed by the first shaped charge creates a first entrance hole in a first region of a well casing, and a second jet formed by the second shaped charge, creates a second entrance hole in a second region of the casing. The second region is below the first region in the casing. A ratio of a diameter of the first entrance hole to a diameter of the second entrance hole is 1 when the subtended angle is between 100 and 110, the ratio is less than 1 when the subtended angle is between 90 and 100, and the ratio is greater than 1 when the subtended angle is greater than 110.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Multi-zone actuation system using wellbore darts
Patent No. 11268363 

Inventor(s): Matthew James Merron (Dallas, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16761186 on 12/21/2017 (1538 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sliding sleeve assemblies may include one or more sliding sleeve tools to stimulate one or more zones in a wellbore. The one or more sliding sleeve tools may be actuated based on an actuation sensor. A property sensor may be disposed adjacent to a sliding sleeve tool to collect data indicative of a wellbore property associated with one or more different zones of a fracture or the actuation sleeve. The property sensor may transmit data to the surface or to other property sensors associated with downhole tools. Configuring or disposing one or more property sensors to a downhole tool may provide real-time feedback regarding the rate of production for a particular zone or area downhole.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Compound helicopters having hybrid propulsion engines
Patent No. 11267579 

Inventor(s): Alan Carl Ewing (Keller, TX), Brent Chadwick Ross (Flower Mound, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Ponder, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16365573 on 03/26/2019 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hybrid propulsion engine for a rotorcraft includes a core turboshaft engine having a gas path and an output shaft that provides torque to a main rotor. A fan module is disposed relative to the core turboshaft engine and is coupled to the output shaft. The fan module has a bypass air path that is independent of the gas path. A thrust nozzle is configured to mix exhaust gases from the core turboshaft engine with bypass air from the fan module and to discharge the mixture to provide propulsive thrust. In a turboshaft configuration, the fan module is closed to prevent the flow of bypass air therethrough such that the thrust nozzle does not provide propulsive thrust. In a turboshaft and turbofan configuration, the fan module is open allowing the flow of bypass air therethrough such that the thrust nozzle provides propulsive thrust, thereby supplying propulsion compounding for the rotorcraft.

[F02K] JET-PROPULSION PLANTS (arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in land vehicles or vehicles in general B60K; arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in waterborne vessels B63H; controlling aircraft attitude, flight direction, or altitude by jet reaction B64C; arrangement or mounting of jet-propulsion plants in aircraft B64D; plants characterised by the power of the working fluid being divided between jet propulsion and another form of propulsion, e.g. propeller, F02B, F02C; features of jet-propulsion plants common to gas-turbine plants, air intakes or fuel supply control of air-breathing jet-propulsion plants F02C)


Crankshaft assembly
Patent No. 11268599 

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17023735 on 09/17/2020 (537 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is presented various embodiments disclosed in this application, including an improved crankshaft system using a load connecting member which provides a greater maximum torque angle than a conventional system, thereby improving efficiency and power.

[F16H] GEARING


HVAC system fault prognostics and diagnostics
Patent No. 11268720 

Inventor(s): Amita Brahme (Dallas, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806258 on 03/02/2020 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A controller of an HVAC system monitors a suction-side property and a liquid-side property over a period of time. The controller determines whether the suction-side property has an increasing or decreasing trend over the period of time. The controller determines whether the liquid-side property has an increasing or decreasing trend. In response to determining that both the suction-side property and the liquid-side property have an increasing trend over the period of time, a fan fault is detected. In response to determining that the suction-side property has a decreasing trend and the liquid-side property has an increasing trend over the period of time, a blockage of a refrigerant conduit subsystem is detected. In response to determining that both the suction-side property and the liquid-side property have a decreasing trend over the period of time, a blower fault is detected.

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


HVAC system prognostics and diagnostics based on temperature rise or drop
Patent No. 11268721 

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Glenn W. Kowald (Carrollton, TX), Payam Delgoshaei (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907915 on 06/22/2020 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: An HVAC system includes a heating element, a discharge air temperature sensor, and a return air temperature sensor. A controller of the HVAC system determines that the HVAC system has been operating in the heating mode for at least a predefined amount of time. The controller receives measurements of the discharge air temperature and the return air temperature. A temperature rise value is determined using the discharge air temperature and return air temperature. If the temperature rise value is less than a predefined minimum threshold value, the controller determines that a first fault of the HVAC system is detected and provides a corresponding alert. If the temperature rise value is greater than a predefined maximum threshold value, the controller determines that a second fault of the HVAC system is detected and provides a corresponding alert.

[F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02)


 

P H Y S I C S

Method and apparatus for monitoring waste removal and administration
Patent No. 11267646 

Inventor(s): Michael S. Fisher (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Custom Engineered Systems Equipment Co. (St. Charles, IL)
Law Firm: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert Berghoff LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17204547 on 03/17/2021 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for a municipality to control, track, and monitor waste or refuse receptacles requires a permit for use of a waste receptacle. An issuing organization issues a permit associated with a discreet receptacle identifier. An RFID tag is provided with the permit and attached to a discreet receptacle. The RFID tag transmits a signal carrying data associated with the discreet receptacle identifier. The signal may be read by a portable reader carried by municipal personnel to record violations of municipal code associated with the use of the discreet receptacle.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Commanded JTAG test access port operations
Patent No. 11269008 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16824333 on 03/19/2020 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving the operation of a TAP architecture in a device through the use of Command signal inputs to the TAP architecture. In response to a Command signal input, the TAP architecture can perform streamlined and uninterrupted Update, Capture and Shift operation cycles to a target circuit in the device or streamlined and uninterrupted capture and shift operation cycles to a target circuit in the device. The Command signals can be input to the TAP architecture via the devices dedicated TMS or TDI inputs or via a separate CMD input to the device.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


On chip power on reset with integrated supervisory functions for a functional safety system
Patent No. 11269389 

Inventor(s): Chunhua Hu (Plano, TX), Erkan Bilhan (Dallas, TX), Sumant Dinkar Kale (Allen, TX), Venkateswar Reddy Kowkutla (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16814625 on 03/10/2020 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A functional safety POR system requires implementing voltage detectors and supervisory functions in a complex SOC. These features are implemented within the SOC without external components. Three stages of voltage monitoring are implemented to ensure redundancy.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


System idle time reduction methods and apparatus
Patent No. 11269555 

Inventor(s): Chinh Vo (San Jose, CA), Harihara Sravan (Bangalore, , IN), Nihal Singla (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16907411 on 06/22/2020 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes a memory die including a pipeline circuit coupled to a memory structure. The memory die is configured to execute a first command by receiving in the pipeline circuit data to be written to the memory structure, processing the received data in the pipeline circuit and providing the processed data to the memory structure, predicting that the pipeline circuit has completed processing the received data, and ending execution of the first command based on the prediction.

[G11C] STATIC STORES (information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer G11B; semiconductor devices for storage H01L, e.g. H01L 27/108-H01L 27/11597; pulse technique in general H03K, e.g. electronic switches H03K 17/00)


Look-up table write
Patent No. 11269636 

Inventor(s): Dheera Balasubramanian Samudrala (Richardson, TX), Duc Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Naveen Bhoria (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16570519 on 09/13/2019 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital data processor includes an instruction memory storing instructions each specifying a data processing operation and at least one data operand field, an instruction decoder coupled to the instruction memory for sequentially recalling instructions from the instruction memory and determining the data processing operation and the at least one data operand, and at least one operational unit coupled to a data register file and to the instruction decoder to perform a data processing operation upon at least one operand corresponding to an instruction decoded by the instruction decoder and storing results of the data processing operation. The at least one operational unit is configured to perform a table write in response to a look up table write instruction by writing at least one data element from a source data register to a specified location in a specified number of at least one table.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Exposing valid byte lanes as vector predicates to CPU
Patent No. 11269638 

Inventor(s): Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Son H. Tran (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15635449 on 06/28/2017 (1714 days app to issue)

Abstract: A streaming engine employed in a digital data processor specifies a fixed read only data stream. Once fetched data elements in the data stream are disposed in lanes in a stream head register in the fixed order. Some lanes may be invalid, for example when the number of remaining data elements are less than the number of lanes in the stream head register. The streaming engine automatically produces a valid data word stored in a stream valid register indicating lanes holding valid data. The data in the stream valid register may be automatically stored in a predicate register or otherwise made available. This data can be used to control vector SIMD operations or may be combined with other predicate register data.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


System and method for implementing strong load ordering in a processor using a circular ordering ring
Patent No. 11269644 

Inventor(s): David A. Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16525519 on 07/29/2019 (953 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and corresponding method enforce strong load ordering in a processor. The system comprises an ordering ring that stores entries corresponding to in-flight memory instructions associated with a program order, scanning logic, and recovery logic. The scanning logic scans the ordering ring in response to execution or completion of a given load instruction of the in-flight memory instructions and detects an ordering violation in an event at least one entry of the entries indicates that a younger load instruction has completed and is associated with an invalidated cache line. In response to the ordering violation, the recovery logic allows the given load instruction to complete, flushes the younger load instruction, and restarts execution of the processor after the given load instruction in the program order, causing data returned by the given and younger load instructions to be returned consistent with execution according to the program order to satisfy strong load ordering.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Pipeline protection for CPUs with save and restore of intermediate results
Patent No. 11269650 

Inventor(s): Duc Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Reid E. Tatge (Los Altos, CA), Timothy D. Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16685747 on 11/15/2019 (844 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques related to executing a plurality of instructions by a processor comprising a method for executing a plurality of instructions by a processor. The method comprises detecting a pipeline hazard based on one or more instructions provided for execution by an instruction execution pipeline, beginning execution of an instruction, of the one or more instructions on the instruction execution pipeline, stalling a portion of the instruction execution pipeline based on the detected pipeline hazard, storing a register state associated with the execution of the instruction based on the stalling, determining that the pipeline hazard has been resolved, and restoring the register state to the instruction execution pipeline based on the determination.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Lifecycle management of VNFC software modules
Patent No. 11269674 

Inventor(s): Keith William Melkild (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16421334 on 05/23/2019 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include a method comprising one or more of receiving a VNFC module LCM request where the LCM request specifies a VNFC instance (VNFCI), a target VNFC module, and an LCM operation to be performed, comprising retrieving a VNFCI data entry, determining a target OS installation of the VNFCI, establishing a secure connection to a target OS on a VNFCI hosting VM/container, determining a default command for the LCM operation, adapting the default command to the target OS, executing the adapted command, normalizing a response code, and sending a response to the VNFC module LCM request.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Integrated circuit chip with cores asymmetrically oriented with respect to each other
Patent No. 11269742 

Inventor(s): Arun Shrimali (Bangalore, , IN), Jasbir Singh Nayyar (Bangalore, , IN), Rahul Gulati (Bangalore, , IN), Shashank Srinivasa Nuthakki (Telangana, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16838176 on 04/02/2020 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) chip can include a given core at a position in the IC chip that defines a given orientation, wherein the given core is designed to perform a particular function. The IC chip can include another core designed to perform the particular function. The other core can be flipped and rotated by 180 degrees relative to the given core such that the other core is asymmetrically oriented with respect to the given core. The IC chip can also include a compare unit configured to compare outputs of the given core and the other core to detect a fault in the IC chip.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Delayed snoop for improved multi-process false sharing parallel thread performance
Patent No. 11269774 

Inventor(s): Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601947 on 10/15/2019 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques for maintaining cache coherency comprising storing data blocks associated with a main process in a cache line of a main cache memory, storing a first local copy of the data blocks in a first local cache memory of a first processor, storing a second local copy of the set of data blocks in a second local cache memory of a second processor executing a first child process of the main process to generate first output data, writing the first output data to the first data block of the first local copy as a write through, writing the first output data to the first data block of the main cache memory as a part of the write through, transmitting an invalidate request to the second local cache memory, marking the second local copy of the set of data blocks as delayed, and transmitting an acknowledgment to the invalidate request.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


View tables framework
Patent No. 11269826 

Inventor(s): Douglas J. Goddard (Addison, TX), Nadeem Panjwani (Dallas, TX), Paul Eric Hazboun (Flower Mound, TX), Sravan Mateti (Dallas, TX), Sudheer Konduru (Dallas, TX), Vinod Patil (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773034 on 01/27/2020 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: In entity transition from legacy systems to a big data distributed data platform, numerous system-based architectural gaps have surfaced. There exists a need for a bridge component for each of the architectural gaps in order to support the entity transition to the big data distributed data platform. These bridge components include a variety of frameworks that are configured to automate certain processes that are needed for the transition. These processes have only become necessary as a result of the Hadoop platform. The automated processes include a snapshot load platform. The snapshot load platform enables the addition of a new view to the historical tables. The platform includes replacing the entire table in a truncated scenario. The platform includes replacing cases in a refresh or update scenario.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Cognitive test advisor facility for identifying test repair actions
Patent No. 11269901 

Inventor(s): Neeraj Madan (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16744649 on 01/16/2020 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cognitive test advisor facility is provided to identify repair action recommendations. The facility receives a user input regarding a test failure, and generates an expanded search input by identifying additional, alternative words for the user input. A database(s) is searched for test failure records relevant to keywords of the expanded search input, and relevant test failure records are prioritized using a relationship strength score based, at least in part, on relationship of the test failure records to the expanded search input. The facility detects test failure records from the searching having a relationship strength score higher than a threshold value, and analyzes the detected test failure records to identify potential test repair actions. Based on the analyzing, the facility generates a solution priority list including one or more suggested test repair actions for the test failure, and provides the solution priority list to the user.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Internal channel network detections for 3D printing
Patent No. 11270049 

Inventor(s): Chee-Keong Chong (Irvine, CA), Jingmei Wang (Pudong, , CN), Lei Yang (Los Alamitos, CA), Sheng-Der Tang (Irvine, CA), Xueqin He (Shanghai, , CN), Yunfei Wu (Arcadia, CA), Zhi Li (Cypress, CA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17268758 on 09/12/2018 (1273 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-aided design (CAD) system may support detection of internal channel networks for 3D printing and may include a CAD model access engine and a channel network detection engine. The CAD model access engine may access a CAD model of a physical object to be constructed through 3D printing. The channel network detection engine may detect an internal channel network included in the CAD model of the physical object, including by identifying channel openings along a surface of the CAD model that satisfy an opening size threshold and recursively identifying internal faces of the CAD model that form the internal channel network, wherein the internal faces are faces of the CAD model that are internal to the surface of the CAD model. The channel network detection engine may also perform a channel verification on the identified internal channel network to support the 3D printing of the physical object.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Method and system for calculating printed area metric indicative of stochastic variations of the lithographic process
Patent No. 11270054 

Inventor(s): Azat Latypov (San Jose, CA), Germain Louis Fenger (Gladstone, OR), Gurdaman Khaira (Beaverton, OR), Hyejin Jin (Palo Alto, CA), John L. Sturtevant (Portland, OR), Shumay D. Shang (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17008109 on 08/31/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for calculating a printed area metric indicative of stochastic variations of the lithographic process are disclosed. Lithography is a process that uses light to transfer a geometric pattern from a photomask, based on a layout design, to a resist on a substrate. The lithographic process is subject to random stochastic phenomena, with the resulting stochastic randomness potentially becoming a major challenge. To characterize the stochastic phenomena, a printed area metric may be generated analytically (rather than via simulations) and comprise one or more defined moments for a printed area distribution associated with the printed area that are indicative of one or more aspects associated with printing. For example, the printed area metric may be indicative of the likelihood of printing within the printed area or the variance of printing within the printed area due to stochastic randomness in one or both of exposure or resist process.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Methods and systems for interactive data input
Patent No. 11270063 

Inventor(s): Dante Diaz (Frisco, TX), Kristi M. Emery (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): CITIBANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16932051 on 07/17/2020 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems to generate and display interactive graphical user interfaces that receive data inputs from users while emulating a chat session. A server retrieves a set of prompts associated with an electronic form; displays, within a webpage, a first element corresponding to a prompt and a second element having at least one input element configured to receive an input from a user interacting with the webpage. When the user interacts with an input element, the server relocates the first element and dynamically revises the second element by relocating the second element and displaying inputted values received from the user interacting with the at least one input element of the second element. The server then displays a third element comprising next prompts of the electronic form.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Presentation of augmented reality content based on identification of trigger accompanying video content
Patent No. 11270115 

Inventor(s): Allen Wayne Richey (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16687245 on 11/18/2019 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, a headset may include at least one processor, at least one transparent display accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage may include instructions executable by the at least one processor to detect an indication accompanying audio video (AV) content, with the indication associated with augmented reality (AR) content. The AR content may be different from the AV content but associated with the AV content. The instructions may also be executable to transmit a request for the AR content, receive the AR content, and present the AR content on the at least one transparent display.

[G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J)


Creating a valuable video clip using metadata flagging
Patent No. 11270118 

Inventor(s): Katsumi Nagata (Foster City, CA), Masashi Nakagawa (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16846070 on 04/10/2020 (697 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, devices and apparatuses for a video surveillance system. The video surveillance system includes a camera configured to detect first image data. The video surveillance system includes a memory. The memory is configured to store the first image data. The video surveillance system includes a processor. The processor is coupled to the camera and the memory and configured to identify one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to generate metadata associated with the one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to tag the metadata to the one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to generate second image data that is a subset of the first image data based on the metadata tagged to the one or more objects.

[G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J)


System and method for correlating electronic device identifiers and vehicle information
Patent No. 11270129 

Inventor(s): William Holloway Petrey, Jr. (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright, PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16910949 on 06/24/2020 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for monitoring vehicle traffic may include a camera positioned to capture images within a license plate detection zone, the images may represent license plates of vehicles. The system may include an electronic device identification sensor that detects and stores electronic device identifiers of electronic devices located within an electronic device detection zone, and a computing system that detects, using the images, a license plate ID of a vehicle, compare the license plate ID of the vehicle to a database of trusted vehicle license plate IDs, identifies the vehicle as a suspicious vehicle, the identification based at least in part on the comparison of the license plate ID of the vehicle to the database of trusted vehicle license plate IDs, and correlates the license plate ID of the vehicle with at least one of the plurality of stored electronic device identifiers.

[G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J)


Mapper component for a neuro-linguistic behavior recognition system
Patent No. 11270218 

Inventor(s): Gang Xu (Houston, TX), Ming-Jung Seow (Richmond, TX), Tao Yang (Katy, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16456456 on 06/28/2019 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating a sequence of symbols based on input data for a neuro-linguistic model. The model may be used by a behavior recognition system to analyze the input data. A mapper component of a neuro-linguistic module in the behavior recognition system receives one or more normalized vectors generated from the input data. The mapper component generates one or more clusters based on a statistical distribution of the normalized vectors. The mapper component evaluates statistics and identifies statistically relevant clusters. The mapper component assigns a distinct symbol to each of the identified clusters.

[G06N] COMPUTER SYSTEMS BASED ON SPECIFIC COMPUTATIONAL MODELS [7]


System for determining quantitative measure of dyadic ties
Patent No. 11270237 

Inventor(s): Ethan Francis (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): 6DOS, LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16943299 on 07/30/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described are platforms, systems, and methods for determining quantifiable measures of dyadic ties. In one aspect, a method comprises receiving contextual data for a user from at least one data source; processing the contextual data through a first machine-learning model to determine quantifiable measures of dyadic ties between the user and each of a plurality of individuals, the first machine-learning model trained with previously received contextual data of a plurality of other users; determining a grouping for the user based on the determined quantifiable measures, the grouping comprising at least one of the individuals; and providing, through a user-interface, access to the determined quantifiable measures to members of the grouping.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


ATM bill pay
Patent No. 11270277 

Inventor(s): Justin C. Freeman (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239332 on 01/03/2019 (1160 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer system and a transaction machine (such as an automated teller machine (ATM)) of the same financial institution, can provide a third party customer the ability to pay bills, issued by the third party, at the ATM. A third party computer system communicates with the financial institution computer system to register the third party customer and obtain a first passcode associated with the third party customer. The financial institution computer system communicates the passcode and an associated bill amount to the ATM. The ATM accepts and verifies a second passcode received from the third party customer. The ATM communicates with the third party computer system to verify the bill amount. Responsive to receiving the verification, the ATM communicates with the third party user to accept a payment. Upon successfully receiving the payment, and verifying the payment amount, the ATM sends a payment notification to the third party computer system.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


System and method for managing merchant-consumer interactions
Patent No. 11270301 

Inventor(s): Aaron Wilkinson (Plano, TX), Bruce Parker (Richardson, TX), Colm Bergin (Dallas, TX), David S. Sink (Dallas, TX), Gregory W. Harvey (Marion, IA), Jason Fisher (Plano, TX), Jon Buell (Dallas, TX), Mark S. Saum (Plano,
Assignee(s): ModoPayments, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14299653 on 06/09/2014 (2829 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for combining a payment mechanism with an offer to a consumer is described. The system includes a virtual payment account number generation engine to generate virtual payment account numbers that can be used by a consumer in a payment transaction at a merchant, the virtual payment account number generation service also operable to take a portion of the virtual payment account number and send it as a checkout code to a consumer using the consumer”s mobile device, and an offer generation engine used to set rules for an offer to be sent to consumers, create a fund for the offer, and determine individual consumer”s eligibility for the offer. The offer is associated with the checkout code such that the offer is processed as part of the payment during the payment transaction using the virtual payment account number.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Systems and methods for providing notifications to devices
Patent No. 11270314 

Inventor(s): DiAndrea Kessee (Flower Mound, TX), Lingyu Chu (Frisco, TX), Merin J. Samuel (Frisco, TX), Narayana Rao Pagolu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16693151 on 11/22/2019 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing notifications to client devices that includes one or more processors and one or more storage devices. The storage devices may store instructions that, when executed, configure the processors to perform operations. The operations include receiving a transaction notification from a third party; identifying a user account associated with the transaction notification; generating a push notification with a payload describing instructions to display a message and an interactive icon, and a resource identifier associated with the interactive icon, where the resource identifier includes a message ID encoding an interactive session and an action ID encoding a requested action. The operations also include transmitting the push notification to a client device associated with the user account; receiving a first indication indicating a user interaction with the interactive icon, the first indication having the resource identifier and updating the user account based on the action request.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Systems and method for verifying vehicle banner production and image alteration
Patent No. 11270350 

Inventor(s): Jason Hauk (O”Fallon, MO)
Assignee(s): 3I AVI, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Stinson LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15945828 on 04/05/2018 (1433 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computerized exchange network enables verifying vehicle banner production and image alterations, such as altering images to include indicia for example. In an embodiment, verifying successful production of a vehicle banner by a printing device enables remittance of a cooperative advertising reimbursement. In another embodiment, verifying image alterations by a computing device enables remittance of a cooperative advertising reimbursement.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Graphical user interface for creating building product literature
Patent No. 11270366 

Inventor(s): David C. Anderson (Sunnyside, NY), Joshua M. Weber (South Jordan, UT), Mark T. Green (New York, NY), Nathan B. Creech (Dallas, TX), William L. West (Brooklyn, NY)
Assignee(s): Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16286314 on 02/26/2019 (1106 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user interface is described that enables a user to select and visualize different configurations of building products, perform a visual comparison of different configurations, save views of visualizations of the configurations, and obtain building product literature of the materials in the configurations. In some embodiments, the user interface can identify contractors for a user and facilitate communication with the contractors.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Vehicle listing generation and optimization system
Patent No. 11270370 

Inventor(s): Chih-Hsiang Chow (Plano, TX), Elizabeth Furlan (Plano, TX), Steven Dang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17078181 on 10/23/2020 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for a vehicle listing generation and optimization system. An embodiment operates by determining a set of vehicle listings of a common vehicle type. The set of vehicle listings are clustered into a plurality of clusters based on the sales time metrics, and a first one of the clusters for which the sales time metric of the vehicle listings of the selected cluster is less than the sales time metric of the vehicle listings of a second one of the clusters is selected. The perspectives of the images in vehicle listings of the selected cluster are identified. A sales template for the vehicle type including the identified perspectives of images corresponding at least a subset of the vehicle listings of the selected cluster is generated.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Systems and methods for calibrating image capturing modules
Patent No. 11270466 

Inventor(s): Darrell R. Krueger (Lawrence, KS), Garrett Smitley (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16816525 on 03/12/2020 (726 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes capturing, by a camera of an image capturing module, a first image of a target. The image capturing module and a drum are attached to a fixture and the target is attached to the drum. The method also includes determining a number of lateral pixels in a lateral pitch distance of the image of the target, determining a lateral object pixel size based on the number of lateral pixels, and determining a drum encoder rate based on the lateral object pixel size. The drum encoder rate is programmed into a drum encoder. The method further includes capturing, by the camera, a second image of the target while the target is rotated about an axis of the drum, determining a number of longitudinal pixels in a longitudinal pitch distance of the second image, and comparing the number of lateral pixels to the number of longitudinal pixels.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Intra-oral scanning device with active delete of unwanted scanned items
Patent No. 11270520 

Inventor(s): Jessica Hawkins (Richardson, TX), Justin G. Graham (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): D4D Technologies, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Scheef Stone, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16791387 on 02/14/2020 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intra-oral scanning device and system are augmented to provide an active delete (or filter) tool. The tool automatically detects and deletes unwanted items and artifacts capturing as the scan is being done. The technique provides a better user experience by automatically removing items the deletion of which that may otherwise be time-consuming, frustrating, or impossible for the user to delete any other way.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Systems and methods for facilitating display of augmented reality content
Patent No. 11270522 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Scholz (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17008042 on 08/31/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary method includes an augmented reality system acquiring an image of an event from a viewpoint of a camera of a computing device in proximity to the event, the event including a performance area; identifying at least part of the performance area of the event within the image of the event; determining a three-dimensional (3D) pose of the performance area of the event within the image of the event; and providing, for concurrent display by a display device of the computing device, the image of the event and augmented reality content that is oriented according to the 3D pose of the performance area of the event within the image of the event.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Automated teller machine with an adjustable display
Patent No. 11270558 

Inventor(s): Michael Bailey (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17010581 on 09/02/2020 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automated teller machine (”ATM”) is described. The ATM can be provided with an interface area which includes a display unit and one or more sensors. The display unit can move relative to the interface area so that the display is better accessible for a user of the ATM. For example, the display can make translational or rotational movements, e.g., telescoping movements. The ATM can include a sensor which can detect an object, a location for the object and a distance from the object. Using this information, the ATM can move or guide the display in a direction which makes the display more accessible for the user.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Dynamic visual display targeting using diffraction grating
Patent No. 11270670 

Inventor(s): Michael Treadway (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Kyndryl, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16699672 on 12/01/2019 (828 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer system, a computer program product, and a method that comprises identifying a first user of a plurality of users; identifying a location for the first user; transmitting input of the first user to a server computing device; and simultaneously displaying multiple personalized, dynamic displays using diffraction grating based off of input of the first user and location of the first user.

[G09G] ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION (arrangements for transferring data between digital computers and displays G06F 3/14; static indicating arrangements comprising an association of a number of separate sources or light control cells G09F 9/00; static indicating arrangements comprising integral associations of a number of light sources H01J, H01K, H01L, H05B 33/12; scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, details thereof H04N 1/00) [5]


Background noise estimation and voice activity detection system
Patent No. 11270720 

Inventor(s): Aditya Sunil Joglekar (Dallas, TX), Charles Kasimer Sestok, IV (Dallas, TX), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16730546 on 12/30/2019 (799 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes selecting a frame of an audio signal. The method further includes determining a first power spectral density (PSD) distribution of the frame. The method further includes generating a first reference PSD distribution indicating an estimate of background noise in the frame based on a non-linear weight, a second reference PSD distribution of a previous frame of the audio signal, and a second PSD distribution of the previous frame. The method further includes determining whether voice activity is detected in the frame based on the first PSD distribution of the frame and the first reference PSD distribution.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Countermeasure for reducing peak current during program operation under first read condition
Patent No. 11270776 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17116836 on 12/09/2020 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques are described for reducing a peak current consumption during a program operation for a memory device. A higher current peak occurs in a first program loop of the program operation when a set of word lines is in a discharged state, also referred to as a first read condition. A current reduction countermeasure can be used when ramping up voltages of unselected word lines to a read pass voltage during the verify phase of the program loop. The countermeasure can involve reducing the ramp up rate, reducing the read pass voltage, or delaying the start of the ramp up for a portion of the word lines.

[G11C] STATIC STORES (information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer G11B; semiconductor devices for storage H01L, e.g. H01L 27/108-H01L 27/11597; pulse technique in general H03K, e.g. electronic switches H03K 17/00)


Virtual network endpoints for internet of things (IoT) devices
Patent No. 11271767 

Inventor(s): Lei Zhang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17021593 on 09/15/2020 (539 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods herein represent an IoT device as an endpoint of private cloud. A virtualization service receives an IoT identifier for an IoT device and a network address for a virtual endpoint for the IoT device. The virtual endpoint for the IoT device is included in a host cloud platform. The virtualization service maps the IoT identifier to the network address in a distributed data structure for the service provider network and provides instructions, for an edge node for the service provider network, to provide network-layer access controls based on the mapping. The edge node for the service provider network receives an access request from the IoT device, applies a network-layer access control for the IoT device based on the instructions, receive IoT data from the IoT device when the edge node permits access by the IoT device, and forwards the IoT data to the virtual endpoint.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Method of establishing relationships between sets of label switched paths and virtual networks
Patent No. 11271817 

Inventor(s): Dhruv Dhody (Bangalore, , IN), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17074456 on 10/19/2020 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for establishing end-to-end tunnels extending across multiple domains using a network element. The method includes receiving a request from a customer controller to implement a virtual network (VN) created by the customer controller, wherein the VN identifies the end-to-end tunnels extending across the multiple domains, mapping the VN to available resources based on network constraints in response to the request, and transmitting, after the VN has been mapped, a message to a network controller managing one of the domains that includes a network path used to form a portion of one of the end-to-end tunnels, wherein the message includes an association object having a Type-Length-Value (TLV) field containing a virtual network identifier binding the network path to the VN.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Method and apparatus for imprinting private key on IoT
Patent No. 11271911 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Daly (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERA lOT INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16917662 on 06/30/2020 (616 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is disclosed for securely transferring a private key from the user device to an operating device. A proximity-based communication interface is provided between the user and operating devices. The user device is operable to store a private key. The user device requests an identifying code from the operating device, which is then validated by the user device as a valid private key receiving device. The user device is operable to access a predetermined physical interface on the operating device and, in conjunction with access, activate the physical interface to initialize a transfer operation across the communication interface that is dependent upon accessing the physical interface. The stored private key is then transferred to the operating device across the communication interface for storage in a dedicated memory location on the operating device, the transfer operation being a one-way Write-only memory transfer operation. The transfer of information from the dedicated memory location across the communication interface is prohibited, such that any Read operation of the dedicated memory location on the operating device is prohibited across the communication interface.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Network security system for rogue devices
Patent No. 11271919 

Inventor(s): Nia Mack (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16890564 on 06/02/2020 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A security system that provides for secure communication between systems on a network without the need for encrypting the packets related to the communication, and thus, provides secure communications over the network without the processing capacity, memory, and/or processing delays caused by encryption of the packets. The disclosure aids in preventing rogue systems from being able to read communications over the network without the need for encryption. The packets for the communications are sent over the network in clear text, which are readable by any systems on the network, however, only the systems that are authorized are able to determine what packets are the correct packets and what packets are the imitation packets.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


System, method, and computer program for verifying virtual network function (VNF) package and/or network service definition integrity
Patent No. 11271948 

Inventor(s): Ofer Hermoni (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED (Limassol, , CY)
Law Firm: Zilka-Kotab, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15981804 on 05/16/2018 (1392 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for verifying virtual network function (VNF) package and/or network service definition integrity. In use, a system identifies a virtual network function package or a network service definition for performing integrity verification. The system computes a unique identifier of the VNF package or the network service definition that allows verification of an integrity of the VNF package or the network service definition. The system stores the unique identifier in a blockchain or a shared database. The system provides the VNF package or the network service definition to an entity such that the entity is capable of verifying the integrity of the VNF package or the network service definition by using the unique identifier of the VNF package or the network service definition from the blockchain or the shared database.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


 

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Laminate stacked on die for high voltage isolation capacitor
Patent No. 11270930 

Inventor(s): Thomas Dyer Bonifield (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16806362 on 03/02/2020 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: An isolator device includes a laminate die having a dielectric laminate material with a metal laminate layer on one side of the dielectric laminate material, the metal laminate layer being a patterned layer providing at least a first plate, including a dielectric layer over the first plate that includes an aperture exposing a portion of the first plate. An integrated circuit (IC) including a substrate having a semiconductor surface includes circuitry including a transmitter and/or a receiver, the IC including a top metal layer providing at least a second plate coupled to a node in the circuitry, with at least one passivation layer on the top metal layer. A non-conductive die attach (NCDA) material for attaching a side of the dielectric laminate material is opposite the metal laminate layer to the IC so that the first plate is at least partially over the second plate to provide a capacitor.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Integrated inductor with magnetic mold compound
Patent No. 11270937 

Inventor(s): Dongbin Hou (Plano, TX), Joyce Marie Mullenix (San Jose, CA), Roberto Giampiero Massolini (Pavia, , IT), Steven Alfred Kummerl (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16232684 on 12/26/2018 (1168 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) package comprises a semiconductor die, a leadframe comprising a plurality of leads coupled to bond pads on the semiconductor die, and an electrically conductive member electrically coupled to the leadframe. A magnetic mold compound encapsulates the electrically conductive member to form an inductor. A non-magnetic mold compound encapsulates the semiconductor die, the leadframe, and the magnetic mold compound.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Additively manufactured programmable resistive jumpers
Patent No. 11270939 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Los Gatos, CA), Paul Merle Emerson (Madison, AL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16866255 on 05/04/2020 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first conductive routing structure is electrically connected to a first electronic component. A second conductive routing structure is electrically connected to a second electronic component. An additive deposition process deposits a material over a surface of a processed wafer to form a conductive or resistive structure, which extends from a portion of the first conductive routing structure to a portion of the second conductive routing structure, to configure a circuit including the first and second electronic components.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Package substrate with CTE matching barrier ring around microvias
Patent No. 11270955 

Inventor(s): Guangxu Li (Allen, TX), Jaimal Mallory Williamson (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16205436 on 11/30/2018 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-layer package substrate includes a first build-up layer including a first dielectric layer and at least a second build-up layer including a second dielectric layer on the first build-up layer. The second build-up layer includes a top metal layer with a surface configured for attaching at least one integrated circuit (IC) die. The first build-up layer includes a bottom metal layer and a first microvia extending through the first dielectric layer, and the second build-up layer includes at least a second microvia extending through the second dielectric layer that is coupled to the first microvia. A barrier ring that has a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) matching material relative to a CTE of a metal of the second microvia positioned along only a portion of a height of at least the second microvia including at least around a top portion of the second microvia.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Bonding pads including interfacial electromigration barrier layers and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11270963 

Inventor(s): Chen Wu (Leuven, , BE), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16742213 on 01/14/2020 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor die includes a first pad-level dielectric layer embedding first bonding pads and located over a first substrate. Each of the first bonding pads is located within a respective pad cavity in the first pad-level dielectric layer. Each of the first bonding pads includes a first metallic liner containing a first metallic liner material and contacting a sidewall of the respective pad cavity, a first metallic fill material portion embedded in the first metallic liner, and a metallic electromigration barrier layer contacting the first metallic fill material portion and adjoined to the first metallic liner.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Ferroelectric memory devices employing conductivity modulation of a thin semiconductor material or a two-dimensional charge carrier gas and methods of operating the same
Patent No. 11271009 

Inventor(s): Alan Kalitsov (San Jose, CA), Daniel Bedau (San Jose, CA), Derek Stewart (Livermore, CA), Gerardo Bertero (Redwood City, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16886179 on 05/28/2020 (649 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ferroelectric memory device contains a two-dimensional semiconductor material layer having a band gap of at least 1.1 eV and at least one of a thickness of 1 to 5 monolayers of atoms of the semiconductor material or includes a two-dimensional charge carrier gas layer, a source contact contacting a first portion of the two-dimensional semiconductor material layer, a drain contact contacting a second portion of the two-dimensional semiconductor material layer, a ferroelectric memory element located between the source and drain contacts and adjacent to a first surface of the two-dimensional semiconductor material layer, and a conductive gate electrode located adjacent to the ferroelectric memory element.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Memory device containing dual etch stop layers for selector elements and method of making the same
Patent No. 11271036 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Lille (Sunnyvale, CA), Kanaiyalal Patel (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16910799 on 06/24/2020 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: A refractory metal-containing etch stop layer, a ruthenium etch stop layer, and a conductive material layer can be sequentially formed over an electrode layer and a selector material layer. A sequence of anisotropic etch processes can be employed to etch the conductive material layer selective to the ruthenium etch stop layer, to etch the ruthenium etch stop layer selective to the refractory metal-containing etch stop layer, and to etch the refractory metal-containing etch stop layer within minimal overetch into the electrode layer. The selector material layer can be subsequently anisotropically etched without exposure to the plasma of etchant gases for etching the refractory metal-containing etch stop layer and the conductive material layer, which may include a fluorine-containing plasma that can damage the selector material.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Trench capacitor with warpage reduction
Patent No. 11271072 

Inventor(s): He Lin (Frisco, TX), Jiao Jia (Chengdu, , CN), Manoj Jain (Plano, TX), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN), Zhipeng Feng (Sichuan, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16774014 on 01/28/2020 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trench capacitor includes a plurality of trenches in a semiconductor substrate. A first polysilicon layer is located within the plurality of trenches and over a top surface of the substrate. The first polysilicon layer is continuous between the plurality of trenches. The trench capacitor further includes a plurality of second polysilicon layers. Each of the second polysilicon layers fills a corresponding trench of the plurality of trenches. The second polysilicon layers each extend to a top surface of the first polysilicon layer.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Fuel cell bipolar plates with flow uniformity
Patent No. 11271222 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Tsuyoshi Nomura (Novi, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16558943 on 09/03/2019 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bipolar plate with an enhanced fluid flow field design is provided for improved flow uniformity. The bipolar plate includes an inlet, an outlet, and a flow field having a pattern defining a plurality of microchannels configured to provide fluid communication between the inlet and the outlet. The pattern includes a plurality of channels with discrete areas of discontinuity to direct fluid from the inlet to the outlet. The pattern is designed using an inverse permeability field and is based on a reaction-diffusion algorithm to model channel spacing, thereby providing a variable pitch microchannel pattern. In various aspects, Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion equations may be used to obtain an anisotropic microchannel layout. Methods may include optimizing a porous media model domain for one of: a minimum flow resistance across the domain, a uniform velocity across a direction of the domain, and a minimum velocity across a direction of the domain.

[H01M] PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY [2]


Molded packaged antenna
Patent No. 11271296 

Inventor(s): Alexey Berd (Plano, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Dallas, TX), Leon Stiborek (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181627 on 11/06/2018 (1218 days app to issue)

Abstract: An antenna includes a metal member having a surface that includes a slot. The metal member includes a plurality of legs orthogonal to the surface of the metal member. The plurality of legs are configured to be attached to a circuit board. A first dielectric material is in the slot.

[H01Q] AERIALS (radiators or aerials for microwave heating H05B 6/72)


Connectors for a single twisted pair of conductors
Patent No. 11271350 

Inventor(s): Scott Martin Keith (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16620185 on 06/08/2018 (1369 days app to issue)

Abstract: A family of connectors to accommodate a single twisted pair of conductors is disclosed herein. The family of connectors includes a free connector, a fixed connector, and an adapter; the free and/or fixed connectors can be modified to accommodate various patch cord and mounting configurations. In certain embodiments, the one or more of the family of connectors adopts an RJ 45 style connector or RJ 45 style jack/receptacle configuration in a reduced footprint, e.g. one-half, one-third or one-quarter the size of a standard RJ 45 connector or jack/receptacle.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)


Protection circuit for signal processor
Patent No. 11271392 

Inventor(s): Ann Margaret Concannon (Palo Alto, CA), Antonio Gallerano (San Jose, CA), Vishwanath Joshi (Richardson, TX), Yanqing Li (Plano, TX), Zhao Gao (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16558867 on 09/03/2019 (917 days app to issue)

Abstract: A protection circuit for a signal processor, a method of operating the protection circuit, and a method of forming the protection circuit. In one example, the protection circuit is couplable to a signal port and a first power bus for the signal processor. The protection circuit includes a first diode string couplable across the signal port and the first power bus. The first diode string includes a first diode and a second diode coupled in series in a same polarity sense. The protection circuit also includes a third diode coupled in parallel with one of the first diode and the second diode in an opposite polarity sense.

[H02H] EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS (indicating or signalling undesired working conditions G01R, e.g. G01R 31/00, G08B; locating faults along lines G01R 31/08; emergency protective devices H01H)


Automatic frequency oscillator for pulse-regulated switch-mode power supply
Patent No. 11271479 

Inventor(s): Tawen Mei (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16731404 on 12/31/2019 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a switch-mode power supply circuit comprises a pulse generation circuit comprising an oscillator, the oscillator configured to generate first pulses using a fixed frequency regulation for a first load condition that exceeds a predefined threshold and configured to generate second pulses using a variable frequency regulation for a second load condition that does not exceed the predefined threshold. The circuit also includes a power converter coupled to the pulse generation circuit and configured to convert a first voltage to a regulated voltage using either one of the first or second pulses generated by the pulse generation circuit. The circuit further comprises an output filter coupled to the power converter and configured to produce a second voltage from the regulated voltage.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Bias power regulator circuit for isolated converters with a wide output voltage range
Patent No. 11271483 

Inventor(s): Bharath Balaji Kannan (Merrimack, NH), Pei-Hsin Liu (Westford, MA), Richard Lee Valley (Nashua, NH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16596954 on 10/09/2019 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an isolated converter having a power transformer with a primary winding, a secondary winding, and an auxiliary winding. The system also includes: 1) a first switch coupled to the primary winding; 2) a switch controller coupled to the first switch; and 3) a bias power regulator circuit coupled to the auxiliary winding and the switch controller. The bias power regulator circuit includes a second switch. The bias power regulator circuit is configured to provide a bias supply output voltage to the switch controller based on a first set of modes that modulate a switching frequency of the second switch and based on a second mode in which the second switch stays off.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Multi-element resonator
Patent No. 11271524 

Inventor(s): James Caldwell (Elgin, IL), Michael Bushman (Manitowoc, WI)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17176084 on 02/15/2021 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resonant tank includes a first capacitor formed on a semiconductor substrate, a first inductor formed on the semiconductor substrate, a second capacitor formed on the semiconductor substrate, and a second inductor formed on the semiconductor substrate. The first capacitor, the first inductor, the second capacitor, and the second inductor are connected in a ring configuration, with each capacitor connected between a pair of the inductors and with each inductor connected between a pair of the capacitors. An amplifier circuit is coupled to the resonant tank and configured to amplify a signal in the resonant tank.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Solid-state relay with isolator
Patent No. 11271562 

Inventor(s): Manu Balakrishnan (Kollam, , IN), Miroslav Oljaca (Allen, TX), Navaneeth Kumar Narayanasamy (Coimbatore, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17072289 on 10/16/2020 (508 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solid-state relay circuit includes an isolator circuit, a first output terminal, a second output terminal, and an output switch. The output switch is coupled to the isolator circuit, and includes a first transistor, a second transistor, and a diode. The first transistor is coupled to the first output terminal. The second transistor is coupled to the first transistor and the second output terminal. The diode is coupled to the first transistor, the second transistor, and ground, and is configured to block current flow from ground to the first transistor and the second transistor. The isolator circuit is coupled to the output switch and is configured to activate the first transistor and the second transistor.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Touch or proximity sensing system and method
Patent No. 11271565 

Inventor(s): Jun Zhang (Shanghai, , CN), Yaohua Pan (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16741614 on 01/13/2020 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for sensing touch or proximity include: a first number of input terminals configured to couple one or more capacitive sensors, a second number of transferring units configured to transfer charges from the one or more capacitive sensors through the first number of input terminals in transferring phases of cycles of the one or more capacitive sensor, wherein at least one of the first and second numbers is equal to or greater than two, and a first switching unit, coupled between the first number of input terminals and the second number of transferring units, configured to selectively electrically couple any one of the first number of input terminals to any one of the second number of transferring units in the transferring phases.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


CSI reporting on small control channels
Patent No. 11271616 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16483822 on 12/21/2017 (1538 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for Channel State Information (CSI) feedback on small control channels are provided. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a second node connected to a first node in a wireless communication network includes reporting CSI feedback to the first node on a physical channel. In some embodiments, this is accomplished by identifying a subset of codebook entries from an advanced CSI codebook of coefficients; selecting a codebook entry from the subset of codebook entries; and reporting an index of the selected codebook entry from the subset of codebook entries. This may allow robust feedback and allow variably sized cophasing and beam index indicators to be carried on the channel. Also, this may allow periodic feedback of advanced CSI on existing Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) Format 2.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Full power uplink transmission for advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 11271626 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16703677 on 12/04/2019 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for an uplink (UL) transmission is provided. The method comprises transmitting, to a base station (BS), UE capability information including a full power transmission capability of the UE, receiving, from the BS, configuration information indicating an UL codebook, identifying the UL codebook to use for the UL transmission based on the configuration information, and transmitting, to the BS, the UL transmission based on the UL codebook, where the UL codebook for l layers includes K full power transmit precoding matrix indicators (TPMIs) and remaining non-full power TPMIs, where a TPMI indicates a precoding matrix for UL transmission and l indicates a rank value.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Apparatus/system for voice assistant, multi-media capture, speech to text conversion, photo/video image/object recognition, creation of searchable metatags/contextual tags, transmission, storage and search retrieval
Patent No. 11271737 

Inventor(s): Michael F. Malone (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): MYPORT IP, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16900058 on 06/12/2020 (634 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates to a network interface device. A first capture device interfaces with a first external information source to capture first external information. A processor processes the captured first external information and stores it in a first media. The processor initiates the storage of the first captured information at an initial time and completes storage of the first captured information at a completion time, thus providing a stored defined set of first captured information. A transmitter transmits the defined set of stored captured information to a remote location on a network. A remote processing system is disposed at the remote node on the network and includes a database and a receiver for receiving the transmitted defined set of first captured information. A data converter is operable to convert the received defined set of first captured information to a second format. The database stores the set of converted captured information.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Controlled-environment facility resident communications employing cross-origin resource sharing
Patent No. 11271946 

Inventor(s): Nikita Dehoumon (Montreal, , CA)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16808113 on 03/03/2020 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: Controlled-environment facility resident electronic communications for controlled-environment facility resident communications and/or data devices disposed within a controlled-environment facility may employ a controlled-environment facility communications processing system, or the like. The controlled-environment facility communications processing system, may be configured to host controlled-environment facility communications access services and accept a Cross-Origin Request Sharing (CORS) request from a non-resident device. These CORS requests may be for access to the controlled-environment facility communications access services for use by a controlled-environment facility communications Application Program Interface (API) running on the non-resident device to communicate with one of the controlled-environment facility resident devices. The controlled-environment facility communications processing system, or the like, may make access to the controlled-environment facility communications access services available, such as, in a CORS response. Thereby, communication between the controlled-environment facility communications API running on the non-resident device and the target controlled-environment facility resident device may be provided.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Information security vulnerability assessment system
Patent No. 11271962 

Inventor(s): David Michael Steele (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16752413 on 01/24/2020 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for real-time generation and deployment of specific user information security vulnerability levels based on vulnerability assessments for the user. The invention utilizes a two-component system to detect security vulnerabilities for a user, generate a coherent vulnerability level for the user in real-time, and provides user specific mitigation actions depending on each user vulnerability assessment. The first component of the system is an information threat assessment engine, which identifies and/or receives external and internal data regarding users to determine information security threats. The second component is an analytics engine, which is configured to generate vulnerability levels and specific mitigation actions for the user based on threat patterning.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


System and method for third party monitoring of voice and video calls
Patent No. 11271976 

Inventor(s): Stephen Lee Hodge (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16902565 on 06/16/2020 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is described herein that facilitates the monitoring of inmate communications. The system provides a remotely-accessible means for a reviewer to monitor a call between an inmate and another person. The system includes a monitoring server and a monitoring station. The monitoring server is configured to receive a call and call information from a communication center and process the call for monitoring, schedule a review of the call; and store the call, the call information, and scheduling data. The monitoring station is configured to receive the call and the call information from the monitoring server based on the scheduling data, and to display the identifying information and facilitate the review of the call.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Method and apparatus for summarization of dialogs
Patent No. 11272058 

Inventor(s): Aleksandr Iakubovich (Plano, TX), Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX), Travis R. McLaren (Southlake, TX), Vittal N. Gunturu (Coppell, TX), Wade W. Hiney (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16939800 on 07/27/2020 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for summarizing dialogs may include obtaining an agent text stream and a customer text stream, segmenting the agent text stream and customer text stream into sentences, and labeling sentences associated with the segmented agent text stream and the segmented customer text stream. The method may further include extracting sentences from the agent text stream and the customer text stream based upon frequencies of appearance of words and terms of interest; generating an agent summary paragraph based on the extracted sentences from the agent text stream, and generating a customer summary paragraph based on the extracted sentences from the customer text stream. The method may identify keywords associated with each of the agent summary paragraph and the customer summary paragraph.

[H04M] TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION (circuits for controlling other apparatus via a telephone cable and not involving telephone switching apparatus G08)


Optically verified weather condition detection systems, methods and vehicles including same
Patent No. 11272143 

Inventor(s): Arata Sato (Ann Arbor, MI), Sergei I Gage (Redford, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15248048 on 08/26/2016 (2020 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of monitoring and verifying weather information using a weather condition detection system of a vehicle is provided. The method includes receiving weather information by a computing device within the vehicle. The weather information is verified locally at the vehicle using the computing device. Verifying the weather information includes optically verifying the weather information using a vehicle video system of the vehicle comprising a camera.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Selection and signaling of motion vector (MV) precisions
Patent No. 11272207 

Inventor(s): Shan Liu (San Jose, CA), Wei Wang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15982865 on 05/17/2018 (1391 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: obtain a current block of a video frame, obtain candidate MVs corresponding to neighboring blocks of the video frame, the neighboring blocks neighbor the current block, obtain precisions of the candidate MVs, perform first rounding of the precisions based on a rounding scheme, perform second rounding of the candidate MVs based on the first rounding, perform pruning of the candidate MVs, and generate a candidate list based on the second rounding and the pruning.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Significance map encoding and decoding using partition selection
Patent No. 11272210 

Inventor(s): Dake He (Waterloo, , CA), Gergely Ferenc Korodi (Waterloo, , CA), Jinwen Zan (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17102218 on 11/23/2020 (470 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are describe in which significance maps are encoded and decoded using non-spatially-uniform partitioning of the map into parts, wherein the bit positions within each part are associated with a given context. Example partition sets and processes for selecting from amongst predetermined partition sets and communicating the selection to the decoder are described.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Electronic messaging display optimization
Patent No. 11272238 

Inventor(s): Erik H. Katzen (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Law Office of Jim Boice (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14473533 on 08/29/2014 (2748 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product optimize a display of messages on a public electronic video display. A video camera captures images of multiple mobile vehicles that are traversing a vehicular pathway, which is physically proximate to a public electronic video display. The multiple mobile vehicles are categorized into a specific vehicle category based on captured images of the multiple mobile vehicles. The specific vehicle category is matched to a particular set of multiple video display messages. A video display message is displayed on the public electronic video display based on the specific vehicle category.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Set-top box with enhanced behavioral controls and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11272244 

Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17078942 on 10/23/2020 (501 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced behavioral controls and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a signal input, a signal output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may pair with an electronic door locking apparatus coupled to a door that is room-collocated with the set-top box in a hospitality establishment. The set-top box may then reprogram the electronic door locking apparatus as well as control amenities, such as a display, in response to presence signal from the electronic door locking apparatus.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Eye wear tracking device and system and method for tracking and locating missing eye wear
Patent No. 11272322 

Inventor(s): Jessica Karen Gonti (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Plager Schack LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16935508 on 07/22/2020 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: An eye wear tracking system is disclosed that allows a user to register a pair of glasses whose location is tracked and which, if misplaced or lost, can be found. The eye wear tracking system includes a micro mini tracker device that includes a unique identifier (UID) tag code with a UID tag code value that uniquely identifies a specific pair of glasses of a user, an adhesive backing that is applied to a backside of the micro mini tracker device to adhere the micro mini tracker device to a frame element of the specific pair of glasses of the user, and an eye wear tracking mobile app that runs on a mobile device of the user. The eye wear tracking mobile app allows the user to provide the UID tag code value to track location of the specific pair of glasses of the user. The eye wear tracking system results in both saved time and money.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for venue based wireless communication
Patent No. 11272379 

Inventor(s): Serguei Matitsine (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Matsing, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16987619 on 08/07/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plurality of directional antennas are arranged between an inner barrier (e.g., ring, wall, fence, glass, etc encircling a field, court, rink, stage, etc) and an outer barrier (e.g., guardrail, wall, etc encircling a seating region, etc) of the venue. Each directional antenna produces a beam pattern that is oriented such that the beam pattern is directed at an angle off-normal from the inner or outer barrier. Further, at least some of the directional antennas are placed at the openings of pedestrian tunnels leading into the seating region of the venue, near the inner barrier of the venue seating region, or placed near a midpoint between the inner and outer barriers so as to provide wireless communication services to users in the seating region of the venue.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Machine learning between radio loading and user experience
Patent No. 11272402 

Inventor(s): Thomas Kiernan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INIELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16939804 on 07/27/2020 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A resource upgrade predictor can be operable to receive, from a first network node device, traffic information. Based on the traffic information, the resource upgrade predictor can obtain network utilization data related to other network node devices having a similar interference characteristic (e.g., signal-to-noise ratio) to the first network node device. The resource upgrade predictor can use this network utilization data to determine a demand (e.g., demand level, demand point) at which at least a defined value related to a transmission link capacity associated with transmissions between the first network node device and the user equipment, is attained (e.g., a percentage of physical resource block loading). The resource upgrade predictor can also obtain projected demand data associated with a geographic area serviced by the first network node device, and determine, based upon the demand and the projected demand data, a time at which a network resource upgrade related to the first network node device, is to be performed.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Method and mobile terminal for performing random access
Patent No. 11272449 

Inventor(s): Seung-June Yi (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung-Duck Chun (Anyang-si, , KR), Sung-Jun Park (Anyang-si, , KR), Young-Dae Lee (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16924294 on 07/09/2020 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A random access channel (RACH) procedure includes a mobile terminal receiving from a network a message that indicates a RACH preamble for the mobile terminal. The terminal transmits the RACH preamble to the network and then receives a RACH response from the network. The terminal monitors a downlink channel according to a discontinuous reception (DRX) active time for radio resource allocation information for a data transmission by the terminal. The DRX active time specifies a time until the radio resource allocation information for the data transmission is indicated.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for LBT failure detection
Patent No. 11272535 

Inventor(s): Chia-Hung Wei (Hsinchu, , TW), Chie-Ming Chou (Hsinchu, , TW), Hung-Chen Chen (Hsinchu, , TW), Mei-Ju Shih (Hsinchu, , TW)
Assignee(s): Hannibal IP LLC (Frisco, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16737787 on 01/08/2020 (790 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for LBT failure detection performed by a UE is provided. The method includes: receiving, by a MAC entity of the UE, an LBT failure indication from a lower layer for all UL transmissions; increasing an LBT failure counter when the MAC entity receives the LBT failure indication; determining an LBT failure event occurs when the LBT failure counter is greater than or equal to a threshold; and resetting the LBT failure counter after the MAC entity has not received the LBT failure indication for a time period.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Facilitation of radio access network multi-access 5G or other next generation network
Patent No. 11272554 

Inventor(s): Sangar Dowlatkhah (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INIELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16802013 on 02/26/2020 (741 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile edge computing (MEC) architecture can facilitate utilization of virtual multi-point non-internet protocol (IP) connections in radio access networks (RAN). Thus, the same mobile device can be addressed with multiple radio access technologies (RATs). The MEC can provide service continuity in multi-access technologies using virtual session, and the MEC can terminate a main session between a core network and the MEC, for the mobile device, via a single IP address, Based on the services and the states of the access network in the multi-access environment, the MEC can dynamically select the RAT and access point as the target to deliver the service over the RAN.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for originating a call via a circuit-switched network from a user equipment device
Patent No. RE048967 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15467640 on 03/23/2017 (1811 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, an application server (AS) node comprises a processor configured to receive a first SIP Invite request from the UE device, the first SIP Invite request having call information which includes a URI of a called party and data indicating that the first SIP Invite request is for a bearer over a circuit-switched (CS) network. An E.164 number is associated with the call information in the first SIP Invite request and a SIP response including the E.164 number is sent to the UE device in response to receiving the first SIP Invite request. When a call setup message including the E.164 number received from the CS network, the received E.164 number is verified if it is valid and if so, the call information is identified based on the E.164 number and is sent to the called party via a second SIP Invite request. Patent Class: N/A


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Candle display box
Patent No. D945258 

Inventor(s): Adam Hochschuler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29809509 on 09/28/2021 (161 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Metal detector search coil
Patent No. D945282 

Inventor(s): Anthony H. Tran (Richardson, TX), Brent C. Weaver (Heath, TX), Robert J. Podhrasky (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Garrett Electronics, Inc. (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29734395 on 05/12/2020 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle front bumper
Patent No. D945332 

Inventor(s): Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29752044 on 09/24/2020 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle rear bumper
Patent No. D945333 

Inventor(s): Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX), Skylar Hagler (Anna, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29752047 on 09/24/2020 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Fender extension
Patent No. D945335 

Inventor(s): Jacob White (Flower Mound, TX), Jordan Christopher Brewer (Addison, TX), Scott David Hite (Pilot Point, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29724309 on 02/13/2020 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wheel rim
Patent No. D945343 

Inventor(s): Naim Abderrazak (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29748773 on 09/01/2020 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wheel rim
Patent No. D945344 

Inventor(s): Naim Abderrazak (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29748775 on 09/01/2020 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wheel rim
Patent No. D945345 

Inventor(s): Naim Abderrazak (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29748776 on 09/01/2020 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Wheel rim
Patent No. D945346 

Inventor(s): Naim Abderrazak (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Karich Associates (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29748779 on 09/01/2020 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Cable breakout enclosure
Patent No. D945373 

Inventor(s): Peter Travis (Denton, TX), Sean Thomas (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725298 on 02/24/2020 (743 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with a transitional graphical user interface
Patent No. D945477 

Inventor(s): Trevor Pierce (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): Cowbell Cyber, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA)
Law Firm: VLP Law Group LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29762257 on 12/15/2020 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface
Patent No. D945485 

Inventor(s): Trevor Pierce (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): Cowbell Cyber, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA)
Law Firm: VLP Law Group LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29762246 on 12/15/2020 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Respirator
Patent No. D945599 

Inventor(s): Joshua Boggs (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): Grove Biomedical, LLC (Waccabuc, NY)
Law Firm: United IP Counselors, LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29751731 on 09/23/2020 (531 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Release liner structure carrying a face mask seal
Patent No. D945605 

Inventor(s): Michael L. Bowen (North Richland Hills, TX), Richard Bennett (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Prestige Ameritech, Ltd (North Richland Hills, TX)
Law Firm: BKDowd Law, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29735928 on 05/26/2020 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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